For the Record: In our earlier post of the Peacock Bass Passion Photo Gallery some FB posts suggested that some of the pictures might be fake or at least "photo shopped." I assure all that none were nor are those posted hereto of the two new (2010) IGFA certified world records.
These are not the Peacock's of the south Florida and Dade county canals, Hawaii or Panama. These are the Monster's of the Rio Negro region of the Amazon! If you like our Photo Galleries and our video's maybe you'll LIKE our fishin' expeditions page on Facebook and here at goFISHn.
On Feb 9, 2010 angler Bill Gassmann of Des Moines, Iowa, caught a new World Record Peacock Bass "Spotted" (Cichla temensis) weighing in at 28lbs. The old record was 27lbs caught by Doc Lawson on Dec 4 1994.
Also in February, angler Mr.George Walters, caught the World Record "Butterfly" Peacock Bass (Cichla orinocensis) which weighed slightly 16lbs 1oz. The record is now certified by the IGFA. The butterfly peacock was caught on the Rio Urubaxi in the Brazilian Amazon on a topwater prop lure.
February of 2010 turned out to be quite a month for the Peacock Bass world…of the hundreds of anglers that trek to the Amazon watershed on an annual basis and now two world records have changed with Giant Peacock's caught from the Rio Negro region!